Laser cutting machines have recently seen a surge in usage and popularity, which means that many people who have never used a laser cutter have now found benefits, such as ease of use, accuracy and speed.This also means that many new users are unaware of some of the unique security problems that laser cutters present.
1.Never let your lasers be unattended while shooting.
The most common mistake of the new operator is the lack of supervision of the machine when the project is cut. While this is true, laser cutters are usually fast, and larger items may take several hours to complete. The tendency of new operators is sometimes to leave the machine while the job is running. This should be an obvious fire safety risk. Even the better machines are made of metal shells (plastic should be avoided), but the constant heat of the laser hitting the bottom will damage the shell, the electronic components, and even fire. This usually happens when the power is set too high and the laser cutting material is then concentrated at the bottom of the box. The easiest way to ensure a fire or melt is to work when the laser continues to work. If an operator needs to take a break from monitoring a job, there is always another operator to replace them.Of course, all workshops must properly check the fire extinguisher at the right time.
2.Never cut material with unknown characteristics.
Most people associate a laser cutter with cutting wood, while others know that some machines, such as the MC series Fiber laser cutters, can also cut metal. Many people in the purchase of laser machines found that they can cut or mark a variety of materials, including: fabrics, paper, cardboard, tile, stone, glass, acrylic and so on. Laser-cut each of these materials emits smoke, most of which are washed away by the machine’s exhaust fan, which blows smoke to the hood or through an external ventilation system. Although the system is sufficient for most benign smog (wood, fabric, etc.), they are not used to remove deadly fumes from the operator, such as PVC plastic. PVC and other plastics if they produce a hot smoke inhalation, even small doses can be fatal, and should never be laser cutting. Whenever you purchase a laser cutting material, check with your supplier for any toxic safety warnings.If you are unsure of the material, do not use laser cutting. Three.
3.Always keep clean workshop.
Safety and cleanliness are combined to minimize the risk of injury.Most people do not know that small particles of cutting materials (such as sawdust) in the air can ignite and cause explosions. Although the laser cutting machine does not release dust particles (material cutting complete disintegration), so that the remaining waste residue in the cage can also become a fire hazard. Maintain a clean and tidy workshop to reduce the risk of accidents or other serious safety problems.It also created “best practices” for operators, taking time to clean up their workstations after each use.
In all cases, the operator is responsible for knowing how to use the laser machine safely before turning on the laser. Before using any machine, you should read the user’s manual, paying special attention to all security issues and concerns. By understanding your machine and reading manuals, you will know, for example, whether eye protection requires safe operation for your specific laser cutting machine.In other words, the workshop should be clearly posted safety signs to remind people to always pay attention to safety issues.
When people become complacent in their daily life, accidents happen. When working near a machine, always consider safety issues. Pay attention to your environment and your daily work habits. Focus on security every day before you start working.
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